DANCE NEWS


Lois Greenfield exhibit opens in Kentucky

Posted on: 8/16/2018 7:30PM

Moving Still ExhibitThe “Lois Greenfield:Moving Still” Exhibit has arrived at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, Kentucky, where it will be on display till December. As the fifth stop on the exhibit’s world tour, Kentucky residents now have the chance to see renowned American photographer Lois Greenfield’s phenomenal dance portraits up close and personal. 


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Ballet in the City to present 2018 Gala

Posted on: 8/15/2018 12:35PM

Miami City Ballet’s Lauren Fadeley and Jovani Furlan in DiamondsBallet in the City will present its 2018 Gala Performance on Saturday, September 1 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ballet in the City, a presentation company that showcases the nation’s top professional ballet dancers for performances and master classes, will host dancers and artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, The Boston Pops and the world-renowned New York City Ballet at the 2018 Gala.


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Dance teacher event coming to Hudson Valley

Posted on: 8/14/2018 12:20PM

Warwick Center for the Performing ArtsThe Warwick Center for the Performing Arts in southwest New York will soon host the inaugural Hudson Valley Dance Teacher Conference. Set for August 27 and 28, dance teachers and studio owners are invited to spend two days connecting, networking and learning from other local teachers and directors, as well as highly sought after NYC dance professionals.


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Houston Ballet to perform at Jacob's Pillow

Posted on: 8/13/2018 4:00PM

Stanton Welch's ClearHouston Ballet will soon perform by invitation at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival—the oldest internationally acclaimed dance festival in the United States—for the first time in nearly 40 years. Referred to as the “hub and mecca of dancing” by TIME Magazine, Jacob’s Pillow showcases a prestigious lineup of elite dance companies from across the globe.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance returns to the garden

Posted on: 8/10/2018 8:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will soon present Green Afternoon VI, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY. Set for Saturday, August 18, the evening will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


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Eurotard shoe collection finds success

Posted on: 8/9/2018 7:28AM

The Axle by EurotardDancers, teachers, studios and stores have been buying the same brands of shoes for years. On April 30 that all changed when Eurotard Dancewear launched its shoe collection. Very soon after the launch, the positive feedback catapulted Eurotard to the top ranks of the shoe market.


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Cirque du Soleil seeks new dance talent

Posted on: 8/8/2018 7:10AM

Atlanta Dancers AuditionThe Cirque du Soleil Casting Team is on the prowl for fresh dance talent! Sarah Davison, head of casting for Cirque du Soleil’s resident shows, recently announced Cirque du Soleil is looking for a fierce female dancer with African or Asian heritage to perform in the Las Vegas resident show Mystère. In addition, Cirque du Soleil Casting has plans to hold auditions in Phoenix, AZ soon and in Atlanta, GA next month.


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'King Kong' launches Broadway rehearsals

Posted on: 8/7/2018 7:00AM

King Kong The MusicalIt's official! Rehearsals are now underway for the new Broadway musical King Kong. Performances are set to begin Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 grand opening at Broadway Theatre. This production has been in the works for many years, with Australia receiving an early rendition five whole years ago.


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Joffrey Ballet School to hold men’s audition

Posted on: 8/6/2018 1:06PM

Male Dancer Audition New YorkThe Joffrey Ballet School in New York City is seeking male dancers ages 16 and up to join its Ballet Trainee program for the 2018-19 Season. Scholarships are available! The free audition is set for Sunday, August 12.


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9/11 remembrance project calls for dancers

Posted on: 8/3/2018 7:00AM

9/11 dance performance at Lincoln CenterBuglisi Dance Theatre partners with Steps on Broadway and Dance/NYC to invite all dancers with professional experience to participate in this year’s 9/11 Table of Silence Project. This transcendent message of compassion and peace will touch the hearts of many from the cultural capital of America on Tuesday, September 11. Those dancers interested in participating must attend an Open Call on August 16.


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Train with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

Posted on: 8/2/2018 1:00PM

Integrative Dance Instructor CertificationFrom now through October, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance (RWID) will be hosting Instructor Certification Courses across North America. Some of the topics covered in RWID certification are sensory integration and how it affects learning and behavior, the mechanics of moving and working safely with people who have limited or hyper mobility, and creating developmentally appropriate choreography.


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BalaSole Dance Co. to present 'MEZCLA'

Posted on: 8/1/2018 10:30AM

BalaSole Dance Company Guest ArtistRoberto Villanueva, founder and artistic director of BalaSole Dance Company, will soon present its 19th NYC Season Concert. MEZCLA is a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices. This concert will be presented on August 17 and 18 at Ailey Citigroup Theater and will include a solo performance by guest artist Nicole Corea, member of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.


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Applications open for New Mexico residencies

Posted on: 7/31/2018 1:30PM

Carson Reiners celebrates residency at Keshet Center for the ArtsThe Keshet Makers Space Experience (MSE) is a residency program in which choreographers/dancemakers have access to space to develop their craft and their products, at whatever stage that might be – newly germinating ideas, final development of full productions and/or anything in between – assisting in the process of bringing art to market. Keshet provides physical space for the “making” at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Applications are being accepted now through September 15.


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Dancers to lead tours at Boston art museum

Posted on: 7/30/2018 12:05PM

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residenceAs part of a bold new initiative to animate the galleries with contemporary performances and integrate dance into exhibitions and programs, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residence, Peter DiMuro, is designing new programs, including a dancer-led tour throughout the museum in October.


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ASFB boasts full summer schedule

Posted on: 7/26/2018 9:25AM

ASFB collaborating with pianist Joyce YangWith multiple company premieres and performances by popular guest companies, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is in the midst of a busy summer season. As usual, the troupe is splitting its time between Aspen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thus far, ASFB has staged a special mixed bill in both cities, featuring a world premiere by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Bryan Arias, and has presented the return of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Aspen and Pilobolus to Santa Fe.


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Ailey Extension offers varied youth programs

Posted on: 7/26/2018 8:00AM

Horton dance classThis summer, Ailey Extension is offering a variety of unique dance programs for young, aspiring dancers. With one or two-week performance intensives and weekly training classes taught by New York City’s premier choreographers and instructors, kids and teens can enjoy developing technique, enhancing musicality and releasing creative expression. All classes take place at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


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Need to rent a dance floor?

Posted on: 7/25/2018 5:21PM

Dance Floor RentalsAre you looking to rent a floor for your next dance event? If so, did you know Stagestep offers various floor rental options? Excitingly, rentals are on sale at a 20% discount too!


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Three Americans to compete in 2018 Genée

Posted on: 7/25/2018 7:15AM

2018 Genée Hong KongOver 50 dancers from 13 nationalities will take part in the 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong this August. Of those, three will represent the USA. The weeklong event will be held at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong City Hall.


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Celebrate National Dance Day 2018!

Posted on: 7/24/2018 2:40PM

Segerstrom Center for the ArtsNational Dance Day is this Saturday, July 28! How will you celebrate? Events are taking place across the U.S. and everyone is encouraged to join in! See event listings and learn the 2018 National Dance Day Routine online at The Dizzy Feet Foundation.


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Louisville Ballet to premiere 'Tempest'

Posted on: 7/23/2018 3:00PM

Louisville Ballet Artistic and Executive DirectorKentucky’s Louisville Ballet promises to make waves with the world premiere of Tempest. Performances will run August 1 through 5 during Louisville’s annual Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, presented by Kentucky Shakespeare.


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Texas Ballet Theater to present 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 7/20/2018 7:20AM

Texas Ballet Theater's Cinderella by Ben StevensonTexas Ballet Theater will present Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella on August 24-26 at the Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus in Dallas, Texas. The full-length ballet has three acts and lasts approximately two hours and 10 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions. A “Wiggle Room” is available for restless children to play.


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'A Man of Dance' film to have NY premiere

Posted on: 7/19/2018 7:20AM

Un Homme de Danse filmA Man of Dance (Un Homme de Danse), a celebration of the life of Vincent Warren (1938-2017), makes its New York premiere at the 46th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival (July 20-24), a wide-ranging selection of dance films over a five-day period presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association.


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Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory opens

Posted on: 7/18/2018 8:05AM

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory opensValentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announces the opening of the Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, CT. The school announces its Summer Intensive, to be held August 6 – 15, with the full season starting September 10.


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Smuin Ballet celebrates 25 years this fall

Posted on: 7/17/2018 7:10AM

San Francisco ballet companyMarking its quarter-century, Smuin Contemporary Ballet in San Francisco has announced a sensational lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season, featuring the highly-anticipated return of Trey McIntyre, a world premiere by Amy Seiwert and brand-new mainstage adaptations from Smuin dancers, plus timeless classics by Michael Smuin celebrating an array of music from Gershwin to Nat King Cole.


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92Y announces collaboration with NYTB

Posted on: 7/16/2018 8:00AM

NYTB/92YThis fall, 92Y and New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) will begin a collaboration bringing pre-professional training and performance opportunities to 92Y’s School of Dance. The new program—known as NYTB at 92Y (NYTB/92Y)—is open to students starting at age 7, with curriculum based on the Cecchetti syllabus. This new collaboration is in addition to the array of classes already offered at 92Y’s School of Dance.


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OBT to premiere first full 'Napoli' in U.S.

Posted on: 7/13/2018 7:15AM

Full August Bournonville Ballet ProductionOregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) will open its 2018-19 Season as the first U.S. company to build a production of – and stage – the fiery full-length work Napoli. Originally created in 1842 for Denmark’s Royal Ballet, this work by August Bournonville has remained popular with European audiences for over 175 years. It'll hit Portland's Keller Auditorium in October.


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Deborah Abel Dance to perform in the park

Posted on: 7/12/2018 12:00PM

Deborah Abel Dance CompanyOn July 14, Deborah Abel Dance Company will present a free afternoon performance of excerpts from The Wild Divine at Kennard Park in Newton, MA. The Wild Divine is described as a “mystical, emotional and spiritual journey to the true aliveness and beauty that lives inside all of us”. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic items.


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Dance Canvas accepting applications for 2019

Posted on: 7/11/2018 2:45PM

Dance Canvas accepting submissions for 2019The Atlanta-based choreography initiative Dance Canvas is now accepting submissions in all styles of dance for its 11th Season. The 2018-19 Performance Series will be March 22 and 23, 2019 at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. Submissions are due August 15.


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Margi Cole awarded Omi Dance Residency

Posted on: 7/10/2018 3:48PM

2018 Omi Dance Residency ArtistMargi Cole, founder and artistic director of The Dance COLEctive, has been awarded a 2018 Art Omi: Dance Residency. She will join nine other artists from around the world to participate in a creative exchange on July 16–August 6 at Art Omi’s campus in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City.


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American Ballet Comp names new owner

Posted on: 7/9/2018 2:05PM

American Ballet Competition names new owner/directorThe Institute for Dance Education Arts, Inc. recently announced that Raymond Van Mason, founder and artistic director of Imagine Ballet Theatre in Ogden, Utah, will be assuming the ownership and direction of the American Ballet Competition (ABC) as of July 12. ABC was founded by Katherine Kersten and Kee-Juan Han in 2005 and has been directed by Kersten since then.


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